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My 2 oldest "kids"... Bailey (yellow lab) and Gypsy (rottie-lab mix), both adopted





my 2 kitty kids... Lucy and Oreo, both adopted



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Choclaholic

Welcome to my page...I may be a choclaholic, but I'm determined to lose weight and get in better shape with the help of SparkPeople.

Here are some photos to help you get to know me and my "furry kids" (all are rescued pets who "adopted me" at the local animal shelters ). Visit my photo gallery too!

Thanks for visiting !
Welcome to my page...I may be a choclaholic, but I'm determined to lose weight and get in better shape with the help of SparkPeople.

Here are some photos to help you get to know me and my "furry kids" (all are rescued pets who "adopted me" at the local animal shelters ). Visit my photo gallery too!

Thanks for visiting !




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Member Since: 3/4/2007

SparkPoints: 20,847

Fitness Minutes: 26,301

My Goals:
Lose a total of 60 to 65 pounds.

Have lost 20 pounds so far since joining Sparks. (Feb 2013 started weight "ticker" at current weight after that first 20 pound loss to "reboot" dieting incentive)

Get in shape for some hiking and backpacking trips both locally and to some of our National Parks. (Plus I just need to lose those pounds, trips or no trips!)

Give away all my "fat" clothes, never to be worn again!



My Program:
Follow a heart-healthy diet that includes lots of fruits and veggies... keep track of what I'm eating, stop the late night "tv snacks" of junk food.

Exercising: Minimum of 60 min. exercising per day at least 5 days a week by walking outside if the weather permits, (or use treadmill if the weather is "bad") adding a bit more distance and time each week. (Want to work up to a week long backpacking trip this summer)

Personal Information:
Live "out in the country", retired school teacher, ....I never used to have to worry about my weight, but several years ago I was diagnosed with thyroid disease and due to treatment and the medications for that I quickly packed on 60 pounds that I just can't seem to lose, no matter how hard I try.... Next I completed chemo for two battles with cancer, & the drugs used also caused weight gain :-( Recently, I had knee sugery for total knee replacement of both knees, But that was a "good thing" because now I'm able to do more hiking, backpacking, and kayaking among other outdoor activities that I love!

I enjoy outdoor activities: scuba diving, kayaking, hiking and camping, gardening, cross country skiing, snowshoeing,
...anything "outdoorsy"



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SNOWSNAKE
10/22/2012 10:23:39 PM

Yeh.....and I want to be her neighbor too!! emoticon ***SNOW***
You are right here Choc, in my heart. Everything is going to be hunkie-dorie.... Lots of ice waiting for you.....xoxoxo



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MAUIMA
10/18/2012 9:12:00 AM

Choc- Thanks for the goodie and very sweet note!
Well, gosh...who'd have thought way back in 07, we'd be here,inspiring each other?
Because of you...I just knew I had to work through the pain, right away...and be patient...
Thanks for 'holding my hand' along the way. As usual...why are we not neighbors???




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BRENDALEEFREE
10/8/2012 9:44:03 AM

36 pounds down? You are rockin' it! I'm struggling with listening to my body (in my case my back) - I hope you can learn to listen to your knee, but it's difficult! Keep pushing and stop when it's too much. Take care!



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SNOWSNAKE
9/24/2012 12:06:01 AM

Thank you so much Choc for the towel! Yes, good choice- always nice to have a dry one too! Saw a few people on some very secluded beaches sans bathing suits, seemed to have only remembered their towel! Oh my. Gorgeous hiking ... With impromptu dips in the ocean, as well as discovering fresh water ponds to dip in - cold and pristine. Ahhhhh, life is so good..... Hugs, ***SNOW***



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TDWANDD2MYK9
9/23/2012 12:01:50 PM

Hi and thanks for the link, but it say's it's unavailable! I was so looking forward to having a look:( Catch u l8r. Susie emoticon



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